Teaching the Business of Design across Disciplines

By Jessica Jacobs.

Published by The International Journal of Design Education

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: January 27, 2016 $US5.00

Successful interdisciplinary curricula require support and collaboration from a range of stakeholders, including faculty, students, and administration. Columbia College Chicago recently launched a bachelor’s degree program in Design Management. Offered within the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, the success of the program is predicated on robust collaboration with different disciplines and departments, engagement from students, and the support and direction of administration. This article details the efforts to build a bridge from the Business and Entrepreneurship Department to other departments and constituents across campus in order to develop, refine, and communicate a valuable new degree program that connects the disciplines of design and business.

Keywords: Design Management, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Design Pedagogy,, Management Pedagogy, Integrated Curriculum

The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 10, Issue 2, June, 2016, pp.19-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: January 27, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 577.135KB)).

Jessica Jacobs

Assistant Professor, Business and Entrepreneurship Department, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA